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11-07-2004, 14:24
What speed do you guys burn music on the computer at?

Most of the stuff I've done has been at 64kbps. If you're just listening over a pedestrian set of earphones is there much difference in the quality.

Also, is it just me, or do you loose a lot of base response on the computer. It seems to me like with the same song and same headphones there's less base when played through the computer than through a regular stereo CD player.

11-07-2004, 14:40
192 kbps MP3. Disk space is cheap and I can't stand the low bitrate sound.

11-07-2004, 14:53
128. As you point out, I am just playing back through PC speakers or cheap headphones on an airplane.

Medpilot 2
11-07-2004, 16:05
I've read that it's the higher frequencies that start to degrade with the lower bit rates.

Personally I rip all my music at 192kbps and above.

Like podwich said, disk space is cheap. :)

11-07-2004, 17:21
Typically I use a variable bit rate biased towards higher quality. It will give you an overall bitrate somewhere around 128kbps.

11-07-2004, 23:10
128kbps and 44,100hz minimum optimal for low disk space

192kbps and 44,100hz prefered optimal for a compromise, but not much of a compromise as it sounds great

320kbps and 48,000hz optimal for quality

11-07-2004, 23:39
I usually rip using a variable bit rate, with the MINIMUM set at 192. Seems to work well for me.

11-08-2004, 09:33

11-08-2004, 11:40
I'm suprised I havent injured myself listening to 64k rips.

11-08-2004, 12:00
192 for me too ;)

11-08-2004, 12:17
I rip everything at 192 except for classical. That I rip at 320 for near CD quality.

11-08-2004, 15:14
Originally posted by troyboy30

I rip all mine at 320 also. ;f

J Todd
11-10-2004, 17:03
192kbps. Anything below that and I get fatigued easily.

11-11-2004, 11:46
It's not the bitrate that matters. It's the encoder and the format.